Expertise: Environment | Energy | Climate change | Agriculture & food policy
Background: Kent Garber joined U.S. News & World Report as a reporter for the Nation & World section in September 2007. He covers energy, the environment, and agriculture issues, and has written extensively about the causes and consequences of the global food crisis. Garber wrote a special election report on the 2008 presidential candidates’ policies on addressing global climate change and occasionally covers the 2008 election. His recent stories have explored the far-reaching impact of U.S. energy and agriculture policies on water quality, food prices, global malnutrition, and domestic industries.
Prior to his time at U.S. News, Garber interned at Wired magazine in New York and The New Haven Register in New Haven, Conn. In 2006, he received first place in The Atlantic Monthly’s Student Writing Contest for a story that explored the impact of social networking sites on organ donation policy in the United States. As a senior in college, he was the executive editor of Yale’s weekly undergraduate newspaper, The Yale Herald. He received a bachelor’s in linguistics from Yale University in 2007.
Honors: First place, The Atlantic Monthly’s Student Writing Contest (Nonfiction/Essay category), 2006 | First place, Northeast Region, Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence/College Journalism Competition, 2005
Media appearances: Garber has been interviewed on national and major metro radio stations, including NPR's Talk of the Nation, WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.), WBZ-AM (Boston), and KNX-AM (Los Angeles).